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Major Robin Olds of the 479th Fighter Group stands with his P-38J Lightning (L2-W, serial number 43-28707) nicknamed "Scat II". The image has been autographed by Robin Olds on the front. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo 1- Olds Bio.'

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Major General W E Lynd awards the Distinguished Service Medal to Major Robin Olds of the 479th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Medals + trophies- 2nd Lt Robin Olds. Presentation, Distinguished Service Medal to 2nd Lt Robin Olds for Maj Gen Robert Olds by Maj Gen WE Lynd.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 434th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-26046
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 434th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06939778
  • Highest Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief-750

Aircraft

Major Robin Olds of the 479th Fighter Group stands with his P-51 Mustang (L2-W, serial number 43-28707) nicknamed "Scat II". The image has been autographed by Robin Olds on the front. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo 1- Olds Bio.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Scat II
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 434th Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorPyker
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This is his P-38J-15-LO as can be seen on the data panel, not a P-51. Other details are correct.

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorSuperman
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Photo itself identifies the aircraft.

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Roger Freeman Photo.

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:22:25
ContributorAAM
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection